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[NWOD] Fame (Recruiting)

JacquesCousteauJacquesCousteau Registered User regular
edited August 2008 in Critical Failures
“What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing,
and for whom you care as little.”

-Lord Byron


To put it simply: you've made it. You are a celebrity. For whatever reason with whatever
talent you have climbed the ladder to the top of your trade. Despite the flashing cameras
everywhere you turn, the sometimes over-the-top fans and the other pressures of living
in the public eye, you keep on. Although your fame had been waning, your star is
back on the rise and you look forward to the attention you deserve.

Unfortunately, a wrench has been thrown in the works: in the form of a handwritten letter
mailed to you. It contains in detail the skeletons in your closet. Your nazi father, your
ties to high-ups in the Church of Satan, your stint in the supposedly secretive rehab
clinic or your abandoned bastard child. The letter is also an invitation to discuss this
information in private and a warning: tell anyone and the information will be released to
every rag and media outlet in the country. So you have a choice: become just another normal
or follow the invitation. Although you don't have to think about it long to realize there's
only one answer: fame.

This is a New World of Darkness game taking place in our world where you play a celebrity:
an author, actor, sports star, famous evangelical preacher or politician (to name a few).
As my flavour text indicates, you also have a deep, dark secret that is on the verge of
being revealed by an unknown blackmailer. Character creation will be normal XP with free
merits in Fame (at least two dots).

The game will run every other Tuesday night on IRC at a time yet to be determined. If you
have any suggestions, suggest away. If you have any questions, quest away. Etc, etc. (Also
please post character ideas here)

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    INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    That sounds damn sexy and every other Tuesday sounds workable.

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    JacquesCousteauJacquesCousteau Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Do it.

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

    I'm running my Scion game on tuesdays now...

    But every other one? I could probably split my attention... I've done it before...

    Honestly it will be hard to make a properly famous character with starting stuff +fame, though. I mean, contacts, Resources, etc, etc... Merits add up fast.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    So... this is just a straight mortal game, or will there be other elements in play?

    Either way, interesting.

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    JacquesCousteauJacquesCousteau Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Rain: I considered giving +resources but realized that some people's funds might be tied up in investments, a new mortgage or gambling debt, so its possible that even though they make money it may not be theirs to spend.

    cj: The PC's are mortal. Mysterious things may happen (ooh!)

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    INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Can I make a porn star?

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Then how would they blackmail you?

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    JacquesCousteauJacquesCousteau Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Yes.

    EDIT: Leave the blackmailing to me. :winky:

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Can I make a porn star?

    That was my idea!

    EDIT: By leave the blackmailing to you, does that mean that you're going to make up the reasons for it?

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    JacquesCousteauJacquesCousteau Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Nope your dirty secret is up to you. I just really wanted to do the eyebrows.

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Awesome. So I'm thinking lovecraftianish writer, except actually appreciated in her time.

    EDIT: Probably not too much money, but well known. Perhaps her agent is a total jerk who is stealing the money, and she's not paying attention?

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm thinking something musical-oriented.
    (composer-wise, not I'm gonna live foreeeeeever)

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    PlutoniumPlutonium Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Obviously Rainfall's character would be a plagiarist of some sort.

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    alternatingAberrationalternatingAberration I am the milk man My milk is deliciousRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Sign me up

    I'll go for the highly acclaimed physicist role, being all "La-dee-da I has money and know things"

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    delrolanddelroland Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    If there is still room, I would love to play the Reverend Thomas Archibald Thompson, national televangelist (maybe even world-famous).

    Edit: I am off work on Tuesdays.

    Edit2: Stats

    I have to sleep now, but I will work on a background.

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    WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    What sort of time on Tuesdays were you thinking of? I know you say time to be determined, but even a ballpark figure?

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    EgosEgos Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm in if your ok with it.

    I'll come up with a character soon. I'm thinking of an actor-producer type akin to Orson Welles. But I'll have to refine it.

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    PlutoniumPlutonium Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I probably won't be able to play, but if I were, I would totally play some sort of 60-something Nobel Laureate who secretly made LSD and bombs for the Weather Underground in the 70's.

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    EgosEgos Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    hmm atm I'm thinking of an artist type who essentially lives for his work... and occasionally goes to the extremes to have his vision realized (although , this wouldn't be his secret, not exactly).

    I'm kind of thinking of his work being along the same lines as Damien Hirst.

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    JacquesCousteauJacquesCousteau Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I could start anytime after 2130 GMT (I'm GMT - 6).

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    EgosEgos Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Kieran Blackfoot:
    an upstart artist with a somewhat bizarre past which involved multiple visits to various mental instituitions and clinics during the course of his adolescence and young adulthood. As one may have guessed he has been diagnosed with various personalities disorders depending on which psychologist you talk to - most would agree that he suffers from OCPD.

    He came froma relatively wealthy family that facilitated various treatments a child suffering from some derangements may require. And on occasion he attended public or private schools, however most of the stints were brief as he had a tendenacy of rubbing other students the wrong way.

    Most of the time Kieran found joy or at least peace in creating works of expression on his own. Later in his life, when he was exposed to more academia. Themonology was introduced to his work, and a wealthy associate and friend of Kieran's father took noticed - and offered to show his work in a gallery. Surprisingly his work we exceptionally well recieved.. and at last the young man found some sort of acceptance.

    Since then he has grown in popularity, and has created various works - mostly medium scale mixed media works. But has occasionally taken on larger sculptural works.

    A thing of notice is that Kieran has a rather striking appearance (due to his somewhat highbrow lineage) and unique tatoo markings that cover most of his arms, and parts of his chest.

    These markings and his appearance have given him a very recognizable face in the art world.

    edit: Hope that is ok. I still have to figure out stats and such. I'll send you my idea for a secret

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    JacquesCousteauJacquesCousteau Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Did my time kill off interest? :D Or are you guys just busy? ;)

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    delrolanddelroland Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm usually off Tuesdays, but they have me covering a shift this week. I won't be off until 0500 GMT Wednesday morning.

    Furthermore, I am going out of town for the next two Tuesdays after that.

    The timeframe is perfect for me otherwise; it's just that stuff is coming up IRL at this moment. So if I can still play after missing the first two sessions, I would love to be in on this. If that won't work, feel free to give my spot (and my character, if you want) to someone else.

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    delrolanddelroland Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    How dark should I make my hidden secret? Also, should it be something that someone feasibly could find out through investigation, or can it be something that "there is no way someone could know"?

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    JacquesCousteauJacquesCousteau Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    It can be pretty dark and definitely something no one could know (or could they?).

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    EgosEgos Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    *bump* just to see if any new brood might be interested

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    JacquesCousteauJacquesCousteau Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Looked like there was lots of interest. Just not strong interest I guess. :D

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    Professor PhobosProfessor Phobos Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I am so stealing this premise.

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    delrolanddelroland Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm still interested, I just had a bunch of really important IRL stuff come up.

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    JacquesCousteauJacquesCousteau Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    If I get some character sheets we could get something going in a couple weeks.

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I've got a sheet done, but I'm writing up the details and oh god so busy.

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